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Senior Director, Production & Entertainment

Minnesota United FC
Golden Valley, MN
Technical Services: Broadcast Programming
About Us
Professional soccer has been a part of Minnesota for over four decades and Minnesota United is at the forefront of growing the game at all levels. From the first team to the front office to the Development Academy to our work throughout the Twin Cities, the club’s goal remains the same: to inspire and unite our community through the world’s game. We’ll accomplish this through a culture built on accountability, respect, excellence and honesty and by creating a fan experience and connection to the community second to none. In addition to a fast-paced environment with hard-working, collegial, engaged coworkers, we offer generous benefits, a forward-thinking culture, and the opportunity for career growth. When it comes to our employees, we value passion, dedication, diversity, resilience and teamwork.
Job Description
The Senior Director, Production & Entertainment is responsible for managing all audio/visual productions and the day-to-day broadcasting needs of the Minnesota United FC.  The Senior Director, Production & Entertainment facilitates the efforts of all live, pre-taped and scoreboard elements within and oversees the relationships with all broadcasters. The Senior Director, Production & Entertainment oversees the infrastructure of the control room and all of its related systems as well as the broadcasting infrastructure and transition to Allianz Field
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Audio/Visual Entertainment
  • Direct the creation of all audio/visual content
  • Direct long and short form projects 
  • Direct field and studio shoots
  • Direct all internal departments in the most effective use of production assets
  • Direct the distribution of production assets across multiple platforms
  • Direct and manage all projects utilizing external production companies 
  • Direct the design and implementation of all graphical and statistical content
  • Direct live productions and events in conjunction with outside companies and clients
  • Direct the development of new and innovative fan entertainment concepts
  • Direct the implementation of MNUFC branding in all audio/visual productions
  • Direct the overall fan entertainment experience including music, entertainment, videos, etc. 
Conceptualizing
  • Conceptualize Sponsorship, Group Sales and all internal and external creative ideas
  • Conceptualize new and innovative fan entertainment concepts
  • Write scripts and treatments for various features, commercials and live events
Management
  • Manage full-time, match day and non-match day staff
  • Manage the development of all staff members, ensuring their skills advance
  • Manage the MNUFC post-production process
  • Manage the sharing of content between the MNUFC, MNUFC.com, FSN, ESPN, MLS and all other outside companies
  • Manage all match day assets, schedules and scripts ensuring complete activation
Broadcasting
  • Manage the relationship with MLS on all scoreboard and broadcasting elements
  • Manage all internal and external broadcasters
  • Manage the day-to-day needs of the MNUFC flagship radio station, on-air talent and crew
  • Manage the day-to-day needs of the MNUFC regional sports network, on-air talent and crew
Supervising
  •  Supervise 5 full-time staff members
  • Supervise over production match day staff members
  • Supervise production seasonal interns
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study with a demonstrated knowledge and proven track record of entertainment practices and principles
  • Advanced creative video production and match entertainment experience
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience developing creative concepts, producing broadcast-quality video or large-scale stadium/arena live sporting events
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with production switchers
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with non-linear editing systems
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with motion graphics programs
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with graphics programs
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with large screen display
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with professional video cameras and interchangeable lens systems
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience with professional lighting, grip and audio equipment
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions
  • Working knowledge of control room equipment
  • Knowledge of soccer, its rhythms, history and rules
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle numerous tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize jobs on short notice, and establish and manage priorities
  • Ability to manage a large group of employees successfully
  • Available to work long irregular hours including nights, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Strong teamwork and relationship building skills
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Professional soccer and/or other professional sports production experience
Physical/Environmental Requirements
  • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work
  •  Job requires employee to function in a high activity and heavily crowded outdoor professional sports venues
  • May work at heights
  • Employee will be exposed to inclement weather of varying degrees
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, walk long distances and climb up/down stairs
  • The employee is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or sit and must lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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